Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Overweight Dog Help

A healthy weight is very important to the overall well-being of your dog. Excessive weight gain may be due to a high-calorie intake, sedentary life, or possibly an endocrine/hormonal disorder. Being overweight can predispose your dog to a variety of conditions, especially joint diseases.

When is a dog considered to be overweight?

A dog is considered overweight when it’s “body condition” (essentially, it’s a fat percentage) is above ideal. Signs would be: excessive fat carrying over the ribs, loss of a “tummy tuck” or side profile, and loss of a waist on top profile.

Are some breeds prone to obesity?

Some breeds are more prone to obesity, such as Labrador retrievers, Beagles and Golden retrievers. However, any breed of dog can become obese, especially with calorie-rich foods and treats that are available in this day and age.

Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?

A weight-loss consultation is very important. As mentioned previously, it is important to determine the cause of the weight gain and the appropriate cause of action. At the hospital, your veterinary team can come up with a feeding plan and timeline for your dog’s weight loss, leading to an overall happier and healthier life

Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Queensway Veterinary Hospital